Statement by the Institute of Behavioral Science at CU-Boulder

More than half a century after the Civil Rights Movement and despite its achievements, race and ethnicity are unfortunately still among the most important categories that define how people are differentially perceived and treated in the United States and beyond. 

We are particularly saddened and angered by how violent forms of policing led to the tragic and completely avoidable deaths of not only George Floyd, but also Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner, Philando Castile, and Walter Scott, unfortunately only a few among many other egregious cases of police abuse and of the large number of people dying due to police encounters. We also condemn the many documented cases of police repression against peaceful protest and assembly, and against members of the press covering demonstrations against police violence.  

We stand with protestors, civil rights organizations, and all concerned people of good will in declaring that Black Lives Matter, a notion that should be self-evident but that unfortunately is not truly realized in our society. 

Read our whole statement on racism, which also includes a preview of how we also aim to accelerate our efforts to promote equity and inclusion as an Institute.


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